Re: Pali course
- --- In Pali@yahoogroups.com, Ananda Assaji <english1527@...> wrote:
>Connected Discourses, and Numerical Discourses in English and Pali. I
> To whom it may concern,
> I have read the Long discourses, Middle Length Discourses,
have had like very limited formal type study of Pali, until now, and
I am thinking about taking a course in Pali, possibly online. I would
appreciate your sharing information with regards to this that would
>Bhikkhu Bodhi's course, which I started, is excellent, and everything
except the textbook is available online:
It uses Gair's "A New Course in Reading Pali" which gets you right
into the texts.
It seems with the amount of material you have read (wow!) you
wouldn't have a problem jumping into this course. I actually found
it a bit overwhelming so I am working on DeSilva's Pali Primer right
which is a much more gradual introduction to the grammar - one case
at a time. The Gair book throws heaps of grammar at you at once
along side the texts. I am thinking that grammar and not vocabulary
will be your biggest challenge, having read as much as you did.
I looked around for any kind of distance learning courses for Pali
but was not able to find them. I looked and looked and looked. I
think the approach I am taking now works best for me.